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December 13, 2017

Gas station installs lights in bathroom to prevent addicts from seeing their veins


Gas station installs lights in bathroom to prevent addicts from seeing their veins

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. —A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can…


A Pennsylvania gas station is testing whether blue lights in bathrooms can discourage drug use by making it difficult for people to see their veins.

The Sheetz gas station chain has installed the lights at its New Kensington location as a pilot project.

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Sheetz says it’s working with local police on the initiative. Spokesman Nick Ruffner says the lighting is designed to help customers and employees “avoid dangerous situations.” He says it’s being tested at that store “for the time being.”

Some doctors have their doubts. They say drug users can feel for their veins when they can’t see them.

Ruffner told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 on Wednesday that it was too early to discuss installing similar lights at other Sheetz locations.

WJAC-TV reports 179 people have died from drugs in Westmoreland County this year.


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Gas station installs lights in bathroom to prevent addicts from seeing their veins


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